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Spigot & Windows 7: How many default User Accounts? 2, 4, 5?


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Posted 24 June 2013 - 01:05 AM

I've been having problems, read tapcc13's original post and replies.  I'm presently downloading ESET Online Scanner as suggested. 

 

Weird things:  a floaty cursor I couldn't really control, unusual firewall/user/network entries on Norton SecurityLog and more.  Scans with a variety of programs didn't pick up on it. Somehow, probably thru Adminstration Tools, I found the spigot folder in my Programsx86 about the same time I found an IP address that wasn't my own.  I googled the ip address and one of the names for that server was spigot.  Using Norton, I created a Firewall rule to block any traffic to/from that IP address.  Afterwards, the Norton Security History showed that IP was constantly trying to access my computer but it was blocked.   I had been trying to resolve this issue for days and finally just gave up, backed up all of my doc files, photos and "repaired" Windows 7 which wiped almost everything off of my computer.

 

I haven't been able to find out much about spigot other than someone saying its a rather nasty redirect/toolbar and another site mentioned that it is something found on computers in France. (I'm in California.)  Personally, I think it's more than that or something else is going on.  I do a lot of online research and have had more than my fair share of viruses and a couple of Trojans over the past 4 years but was able to resolve all but one of them on my own. Whether Norton, Avast, ASC, TrendMicro, Spybot or whatever rograms I'm using at the time discovers a virus or not, I've learned to trust my gut. Right now, I'm not convinced repairing Windows 7 took care of the problem but I really don't want to completely re-load Windows, either.

 

Ok.  The ESET Online Scan is complete and shows no infected files.  I'll spend some time looking thru the Program Files, etc for any Spigot files/folders before I ask any other questions on spigot.

 

Weird, but not unrelated question.  I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium on this computer. 

How many default User accounts should there be?

 

Yesterday, after I repaired Windows I thought I remembered seeing only 2 Users - Administrators\ComputerName\Me and Users\ComputerName\Me.  Today (about an hour before I contacted Norton's Online Live Chat Support), I had 4 User Accounts:  "Everyone" "SYSTEM" "Administrators\ComputerName\Me" and "Users\ComputerName\Me" (I'm sure; I took the time and wrote them down this time).  When the online Norton Tech guy checked, he found 4 Users but there wasn't an "Everyone" any more.  Instead, there is a "RESTRICTED" and then "SYSTEM" "Administrators\ComputerName\Me" and "Users\ComputerName\Me"  The Norton guy  didn't know how many User Accounts I should have, couldn't explain why it changed from "Everyone" to "RESTRICTED" and told me to contact Microsoft.   (Before I repaired Windows, I had 5 Users:  "NT/AUTHORITY" "AUTHENTICATED USERS" as well as the SYSTEM, Admin & User accounts for myself.)  Again, I'm the only one who has ever used this computer and, so far, I haven't been able to locate the information about # of User accounts on Microsoft.com 

 

1.How many "default" Users should there be?

2.Any idea Why/How the one User Name changed from "Everyone" to "RESTRICTED"

 

Thanks
 

 

 



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